I've been playing in a 5-tet lately; keys, guitar, trumpet, drums and bass. I always play electric, but just today, I brought the DB. I've been playing about 6 months now. I had a lot of fun. A really great experience. Only one train wreck, JORDU. Fun song, but that B section was a killer. Moving in fourths shouldn't be too tough I know, but from the Ab to Db can really be a monster for me, a beginner, at such a high tempo. If I shift earlier, from Eb to Ab, it's still really the same shift. So, I'm going to shed that tune a lot, but any pointers that the pros here have are always welcomed. I'm trying to recall the tunes we did: - Black Orpheus (went well, no real major concerns) - St. Thomas (a little fast, we play it swung, but worked out okay) - Tenor Madness (I got to play the head, that was fun) - Well You Needn't (went well also, got me a lot of practice in shifting on the Gb) - Django (still have some problems with the Ab) - Green Dolphin St. (went well, no complaints) - Four (okay) - Footprints (not bad, fun working on that shift up to Eb) - In a Mellow Tone (pretty happy with that one) I've got a lot of shedding to do this week.